March 7-9 Liszt, Adès and Tchaikovsky
Thomas Adès conducts Liszt, Adès and Tchaikovsky featuring Kirill Gerstein, piano
BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès returns for a concert featuring the world premiere of his own second piano concerto, commissioned by the BSO and composed for Kirill Gerstein, a frequent collaborator.
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- Video Preview by Anthony Princiotti.
- Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
- Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the program of March 7-9, 2019.
- Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger, Richard Dyer and Marc Mandel.
- BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès talks with Brian Bell about the Ades Piano Concerto, and other works on the March 7-9, 2019 program.
Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (11 min)
Thomas ADÈS Concerto for piano and orchestra (world premiere;
BSO commission) (30 min)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 (45 min)
Mr. Adès also leads the orchestra in two Romantic-era scores. Franz Liszt's Mephisto Waltz depicts a scene from Nicolaus Lenau's 1836 poem Faust in which Mephistopheles plays demonically on a fiddle during a wedding. Tchaikovsky's emotionally intense and magnificently orchestrated Fourth Symphony, completed in 1878, represents the culmination of a traumatic period in the composer's life.